Minnesota Stroke System
With stroke, time lost is brain lost. More than one-third of Minnesotans live over 60 minutes away from a primary stroke center. Nearly 1 in 3 stroke victims arrive first at a small, rural hospital. These facts highlight the need to ensure that every community hospital is equipped to treat acute stroke patients.
The Minnesota Department of Health is the lead agency for creating the Minnesota Stroke System, a statewide initiative involving acute care hospitals, ambulance services, and other partners.
Applications are now being accepted.The deadline for the second round of designations is May 31, 2014. To apply for designation, go to http://stroke.mn.gov.
Round 2: May 31, 2014 (Effective date July 1, 2014)
Round 3: August 31, 2014 (Effective date October 1, 2014)
Round 4: November 30, 2014 (Effective date January 1, 2015)
Round 5: February 28, 2015 (Effective date April 1, 2015)